Portugal – Lockdown

22 December, 2020


The designated postal operator of Portugal, CTT Correios de Portugal, would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to combat the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 17 December 2020 the Portuguese Government announced a new lockdown, which will last at least until 7 January 2021.

During the lockdown, CTT Correios de Portugal will continue to provide postal services, but will operate with a reduced workforce and subject to the new restrictions and safety guidelines. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and CTT Correios de Portugal is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the force majeure situation declared through previous EmIS messages remains in place until further notice.

CTT Correios de Portugal wishes to thank all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.